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MLK III Certainly Not His Father

August 26, 2013

Wednesday will be the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  This past weekend marchers returned to the National Mall to commemorate the anniversary.  One of those who attended and spoke was Martin Luther King III.  Here was his speech: I was with him until about 2:40.  That was when [...]

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

January 19, 2009

In 1983, the US Congress and President Reagan made the observed birthday of Martin Luther King Jr a federal holiday.  Twenty-six years later, and forty-one years after Dr. King’s assassination, we stand poised to inaugurate America’s first biracial President.  Contemplating that, I ran into this CNN article which shows that nearly 2/3 of America’s black population [...]

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

April 4, 2008

Forty years ago today, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed on a balcony outside the Lorraine Motel by James Earl Ray just after 6pm.  The Civil Rights Movement lost its most powerful Twentieth Century figure that day, and the movement was never the same.  However, the successful civic action by millions of [...]

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